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The Function Source Of Fiber Roughage Cellulose
The same: They are essentially the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?
Theories: Of slow bowel activity, build up of bad bacteria creating toxins or toxic environment. And healthy intestinal bacteria with higher fiber diet may cause less colon wall mucosal irritation and less risks for cancer. Also theories of low fat diet and increased exercise lowering colon cancer risks. ...Read more
I eat a lot of fiber, roughage, whole grains and take plenty water but I have nearly one bowel movement daily. Is it this normal? I also exercise.
See below: The heart is a muscle with very special qualities. The main bulk of heart muscle helps pump blood to the lungs to get oxygen and then pumps that oxygen rich blood to the rest of the body. Then there is a special type of cardiac fibers that helps conduct electrical impulses from two "pacemaker" sites in the heart, the sa and av nodes which allow the heart to keep pumping for your entire life. ...Read more
I need advice for colon cleanse, how can I remove fecal matter built up? I have good bowel function, take fiber, water and exercise.
Adding more plants (fruits and veggies) will add fiber while helping add a substantial amount of other nutrients that are also healthy.
There are lots of palatable ways to do this, even if you don't like fruits and veggies. Do internet search for recipes you like, then look for ways to add fruits & veggies to them.
If you are trying to treat a particular condition, ask again w/more detail. Thx. ...Read more
35-40 grams per day: 35-40 grams per day.Get a more detailed answer ›
Eating more cooked vegetables: And grains. Bulk laxatives also have fiber, but your best source is from food. Whole foods like fruit and vegetables. Apples have pectin and a lot of fiber. So do root vegetables like beets and carrots. Stay away from gluten (wheat), especially if you're gluten sensitive. ...Read more
Is fiber from grains better than fiber from vegetables? Do I need grains at all if I eat lots of vegetables?
> sweet potato:
Yams are unusual in the U.S.: most are huge, pale colored and African in origin. They have about 4 grams of fiber in a 100gram serving, which is high.
Sweet potatoes are often mislabeled as yams, because that is the term that people know.
Sweet potatoes can look like potatoes, are every color of the rainbow, and have fewer calories, less fiber and about 100x the beta carotene as do yams. ...Read more
Purkinje fibers: Purkinje fibers are specialized heart tissue cells located in the ventricular walls just beneath the heart's lining (endocardium). They conduct the electrical stimulus from the bundle of his to the ventricles via the bundle branches. Pretty heady stuff! Unless you're a cardiologist, you wouldn't normally run into them! ...Read more
Fiber requirements.: 35 grams daily for a woman, 50 grams daily for a man. Split the amount among at least five meals daily to improve GI tolerance, and drink plenty of water throughout the day, otherwise the high amount of fiber may be constipating. Drink water so that your urine looks almost clear. ...Read more
Soluble, insoluble: Soluble fiber as in oatmeal, sops up water and makes your stool firmer. Its great when you have diarrhea to make a firmer stool. Insoluble fiber is not absorbed and leads to more frequent stooling. Its best used when you are constipated and need to go to the bathroom more often. ...Read more
Maybe in part: We are increasingly learning that small fibre neuropathies are common, especially associated with diabetes, but also present even in some fibromyalgia cases. A medical food metanx, may result in increased nerve fiber density in the skin after 6-12 months. If the cause is due to an immune polyneuritis, ivig can reverse much of it. Need to understand causation to treat successfully. ...Read more
Search Internet: Check out reputable websites for medical information. I like the mayo clinic which offers following re fiber in food: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. Of course, what's reputable to one person might not be to another. Still, the info here seems reasonable: http://www. Todaysdietitian. Com/newarchives/063008p28.Shtml. Plenty more lists available online, all w/similar info. ...Read more